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Knicks Coaching Job Criteria: The Best Qualified for Losing

NY Times (HARVEY ARATON) — With its franchise player out, absorbing losses while trying to rebuild will be important for the new Knicks coach, along with a thick skin.
  • 6 days ago
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Knicks Fire Coach Jeff Hornacek

NY Times: NYTimes: Pro Basketball (By MALIKA ANDREWS) — He was brought on two years ago with hopes of making the team a playoff contender. Instead, he presided over two losing seasons.
  • 7 days ago
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New Coach? New Players? Prayers? How to Fix the Knicks (and Nets)

NY Times (HARVEY ARATON, MARC STEIN and MALIKA ANDREWS) — The New York Times asked a handful of interested parties how to restore the luster of New York basketball. And get it started in Brooklyn.
  • 7 days ago
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Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dead at 87

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Valerie J. Nelson) — In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door. Mitzi Shore was “the den mother of...
  • 8 days ago
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Air Force Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash near Las Vegas

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Montero) — A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed Wednesday while doing routine training maneuvers at Nellis Air Force Base, officials said. The pilot’s identity was being withheld pending...
  • 14 days ago
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Police descend on YouTube headquarters amid reports of an active shooter

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (James Queally, Benjamin Oreskes) — Police in San Bruno, California, have urged residents to stay away from YouTube’s headquarters after reports of an active shooter surfaced Tuesday afternoon. Several YouTube employees sent...
  • 16 days ago
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robyn Dixon) — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81. Often called the "Mother of the Nation,"...
  • 17 days ago
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Stephon Clark's grandmother recounts horror of learning police had killed him in her backyard

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Victoria Kim, Paige St. John, Nicole Santa Cruz) — Eight days after Sacramento police shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man, in his backyard, civil rights groups are calling for the officers involved to be held...
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

Madeline Miller on 'Circe' and the staying power of myth

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bethanne Patrick) — Imagine that Achilles, that legendary warrior, was in love with his second-in-command, Patroclus. But you don’t need to, since Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles” (winner of the 2012...
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If Anna Wintour leaves Vogue, who will take over? Here are a few guesses

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke | WWD) — Will she stay or will she go? We mean Anna Wintour , of course. While the Page Six item in The New York Post that Wintour will step down in July as artistic director of Condé Nast and editor...
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Survivors of the Parkland shooting are the subject of new documentary 'For Our Lives: Parkland'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Alejandra Reyes-Velarde) — Survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., will be featured in a new documentary, "For Our Lives: Parkland," airing April 30, Freeform and ABC News' “Nightline” announced Thursday. ...
  • New: 43 min ago

Prosecutors suspected Manafort was a 'back channel' between Trump campaign and Russia

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joseph Tanfani) — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, came under scrutiny by the special counsel because prosecutors suspected he might be a back channel between the Trump campaign and...
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Wind-driven brush fire closes Highway 395 in Inyo County

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joseph Serna) — A wind-driven brush fire in Inyo County has shut down Highway 395 between Manzanar and Lone Pine, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday. The Spillway fire began before noon and has...
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Brother of Stephon Clark jailed on suspicion of making threats, harassing 911 call

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joseph Serna) — The brother of a man who was shot to death by Sacramento police — an episode that sparked widespread community protest — has been arrested on suspicion of making threats and annoying or...
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Welcome to L.A.'s luxury hotel boom, featuring $20,000 suites and James Bond exotic cars

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hugo Martin) — At the newest five-star hotel around Los Angeles, a massive bronze chandelier hangs from its nearly three-story Art Deco lobby, suffused with the scent of fresh-cut roses. Upstairs, each...
  • New: 1 hr 43 min ago

It's likely the Chargers will address lack of depth at running back in NFL draft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dan Woike) — As the Chargers prepare for the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Times will examine their roster. Part 8 of 8: running backs. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, a former running backs coach and an...
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A va-va-voom flirt and a deliciously amoral world in the restored French noir 'Quai des Orfèvres'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kenneth Turan) — Brooding, beautifully made and drenched in atmosphere, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s knockout 1947 crime thriller/film noir “Quai des Orfèvres” is back in town. Originally released in the U.S. as...
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Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Patrick J. McDonnell) — Cuban lawmakers on Thursday transferred power to new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, marking a major generational shift on the island nation ruled for almost 60 years by the late Fidel Castro and...
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Antoinette Nwandu's jarring play 'Pass Over' makes an energetic leap to the screen thanks to Spike Lee

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Goldstein) — “Waiting for Godot” meets “Do the Right Thing” in “Pass Over,” director Spike Lee’s filmed version of Antoinette Nwandu’s electrifying play, which debuted in June 2017 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf...
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Fruit flies help explain why a male orgasm matters

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Healy) — Yes, dear reader, fruit flies ejaculate. And new research brings us this further news flash: They like it. It’s what they like best about mating. So, that’s the part of the whole courtship...
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Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis is leaving the struggling toy maker after 14 months

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James F. Peltz) — Mattel Inc. said Thursday that its chief executive, Margaret “Margo” Georgiadis, is leaving the El Segundo toy maker after she failed to halt the slide in Mattel’s performance during her...
  • New: 2 hr 8 min ago

'Godard Mon Amour' isn't as smart or funny a sendup as it wants to be

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robert Abele) — Naturally, when you envision the ideal character to lead a romantic comedy-drama, you think of Jean-Luc Godard. Specifically, you call to mind that notoriously nebbishy charmer who in 1968 was...
  • New: 2 hr 18 min ago

Singer-songwriter Sia lists cozy Echo Park bungalow for $849,000

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Neal J. Leitereg) — Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler is once again looking to change up her real estate portfolio, listing an Echo Park bungalow for sale at $849,000. Three years ago she sold an unusual...
  • New: 2 hr 28 min ago

In the musical odyssey 'Wanderland,' a bit of twee goes a long way

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Michael Rechtshaffen) — One’s attention tends to wander while taking in “Wanderland,” a music-laced trifle concerning an uptight New Yorker’s surreal adventures in the hippie-dippy Hamptons that treads a shaky line...
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